With India leaping into the BS6 era it is for sure that these new emission norms will impact the Indian automobile industry in both ways. it seems that the BS6 norms hit Toyota Kirloskar Motors Toyota’s Indian domain has decided to discontinue 7 models from its current line up by the end of March 2020.
Much recently Toyota Kirloskar discontinued on its most selling product the Toyota land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Land Cruiser and the Toyota Prius which came with a price tag of Rs. 96.30 lakh*, Rs 1.47 crore* and Rs 45.09 lakh* respectively. All the above-mentioned models were CBU imports and now 4 more models are about to go off the shelf.
Amongst the latest count of out-going models there sits the:
- Toyota Corolla Altis ( Rs 16.45 lakhs)
- Toyota Etios ( Rs 5.34 lakh)
- Toyota Etios Cross ( Rs 6.50 lakh)
- Toyota Etios Liva ( Rs 6.50 lakh)
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Toyota has also dropped its plan to introduce a facelifted version of the Toyota Corolla Altis blaming the on-going poor demand for the C-segment sedans.
However, Toyota Kirloskar also seems to be planning to launch 4 new models by 2021, So we could consider this step as Toyota’s move-on phase. Two of these models are the company’s badged Ertiga and the Vitara brezza manufactured by Maruti but sold under Toyota.
These two-models are set to break their cover by next year so now the only models which TKM is left with are the Fortuner and the Innova. There could be more models but who knows what the company is up to exactly.